CSA Week 5

This Week’s HarvestIMG_8843

Chioggia Beets

Cabbage

Dill

Salad Mix

Summer Squash and Zucchini

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Fresh Garlic

Cucumbers

Fruit Share: Blueberries from Berryhill Farm in Xenia

Farm News

One of the hardest things about farming is managing both a somewhat sane family life along side the intense workload that comes with growing acres of vegetables. A couple of weeks ago my mom, who lives 3 hours away, broke her wrist and I’ve been wanting to squeeze in a visit. This past weekend the kids and I did get to slip away after market for a quick but necessary 30 hour visit.  I ending up helping my mom in her garden: tying tomatoes, trellising peas, and picking raspberries, blackberries and blueberries.  And while I helped my mom with her garden, I knew there were things back at the farm that would just have to wait…..

Like picking summer squash and zucchini! We like to pick it every other day to keep the squash size down. Last picked (hard, I might add) on Friday, by the time we got to it Monday afternoon it was too late: rows filled with gigantic squashes and zucchinis stared us down. IMG_8717

The good news is that large squash and zucchini do have a place in the kitchen! They are easier to shred for things like zucchini bread and fritters. You can also shred and freeze the zucchini for later use.  I imagine they also spiralize well for making zucchini noodles. Lastly we like to stuff the larger squash and I think the weather will break this week, just in time to use the oven!

SAVE THE DATE!!! CSA Member Open House July 10 from 2 to 5. We hope you can make it! Details to follow. 

Recipes

Borscht (Years ago, when Ben made me borscht on one of our first dates, I was very skeptical. But it is so good! We like to top it with a dollop of sour cream and green cabbage works just fine in place of red cabbage)

Nutella Zucchini Muffins (summer squash can be subbed)

Greek Zucchini Fritters (summer squash can be subbed)

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s